Delicious and filling, this Asian inspired beef fried rice is a great easy meal, loaded with fresh veggies and packed with protein. Ready to serve in 30 minutes, it's a great go to recipe after a busy day.
Heat 1 Tbsp of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add ground beef and cook for 5 - 6 minutes breaking it up with a spatulata until it’s cooked through. Transfer cooked ground beef to a plate.
Add carrots, onion, garlic and ginger to the skillet, and season with a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Saute for about 3 - 4 minutes or until the carrots and onion are soft.
Move the vegetables to one side of the skillet (or set them aside on a plate if your skillet is small), and add an additional 1 Tbsp butter to the other side of the skillet and stir until melted. Add eggs to the empty side of the skillet and cook until scrambled, stirring occasionally. You don't want to mix the eggs with the vegetables yet, you want them to be fluffy. When eggs are scrambled, you can mix them with the vegetables in the skillet.
Add the last 1 Tbsp of butter to the skillet and stir until melted. Immediately add the chilled rice, cooked beef, green peas, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili flakes (if using), and stir until combined. Continue stirring for an additional 3 minutes to fry the rice.
Remove from heat. Add the sliced green onions and stir until combined. Serve warm.
Use fully chilled rice for the best results, if possible make the rice the day before.
Use the largest skillet you have, and don't overcrowd it. This will help everything cook evenly, and the ingredients are less likely to steam, which can cause the final dish to become mushy.
Don't be tempted to add more of the wet ingredients, or the finished dish will be watery.
Beef Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 650Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Vitamin A 5820IU116%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Main Course
Keyword beef and vegetable rice, fried rice with beef, fried rice with ground beef